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Australian GP boss slams F1 'prima donnas'

Ron Walker hits out at 'prima donnas' in F1 after calls for the Australian Grand Prix start time to be brought forward
Ron Walker, the chairman of the Australian Grand Prix, has out at 'prima donnas' in F1 after a number of drivers complained about visibility during this year's race.

The start of the race had been moved to make it more suitable for a European audience, which left the Albert Park event to run into the Melbourne evening.

That led to some drivers complaining about visibility around the street circuit in the closing stages of the race, with seven-time title winner Michael Schumacher revealing that the FIA had measured light levels at the event and are set to make changes for 2011.

However, Walker hit out at the comments made by drivers and insisted that there was nothing wrong with the start time and hit out at the F1 stars for being 'prima donnas'

"It's clearly not dangerous," he told the Herald Sun. "You can't please these drivers, they are a bunch of lazy people who won't do anything to help the sport, except for two or three.

"A lot of drivers are prima donnas. They are never happy."



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harry - Unregistered

April 08, 2010 11:47 AM

Who is this Ron Walker muppet. Gets advice from a 7 time world champ regarding light issues and he turns around and calls him lazy. If their is one thing I wouldnt call an F1 driver it would be lazy. Has he any idea how much training the drivers do just to get in the car?

Stuart - Unregistered

April 08, 2010 12:40 PM

I have been driving at certain times when the sunsets and is at eye level, I'm sure you will all agree that it is difficult, so to be driving at 150+ speeds with it glaring in your eye, I would imagine I would complain too. It's ok to sit and say they arePrima-donnas, but until your in their situation I don't think he can really judge. And calling them lazy? Does he know how much work goes into their fitness? Idiot.



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